Sunday, April 03, 2011

Losing!

That's the review of Charlie Sheen's one-man show:

First the U.S. automaker recession, and now this. Charlie Sheen unleashed his Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour on the Motor City on Saturday night before a crowd that greeted the actor with an adoring standing ovation and concluded with booing and walk-outs. The padded and disjointed show was a hodgepodge of video clips and Sheen-isms that felt hastily assembled and misjudged the patience of even the hardest of hardcore fans. Below is our on-the-scene progressive timeline of disaster from Detroit:


9:08 — Sheen: “I am finally here to identify and train the Vatican assassin locked inside each and every one of you.”

9:10 — Sheen’s promises are largely incomprehensible, though at least seem intentionally so: “Freedom from monkey eyed…sweat-eating whores. Freedom from the dour and sour taste of malignant reproach… I’m a giant and leaky bag of mayhem.”


The crowd's reaction reveals the essential difference between people who suck up to you in the hope of getting some of your money (like Lenny Dykstra) and people who actually pay money to listen to your rants.

4 Comments:

At 03 April, 2011 14:09, Blogger Steve Horgan said...

I think that this is quite sad. When most people have drug-fuelled breakdowns then it does not occur in the glare of publicity and they don't have sycophantic idiots egging them on. As it is Sheen has screwed up his life in the most public way imaginable and in an environment where 'supporters' have almost certainly made matters worse. In this 9/11 'Truth' has played a minor part in his pantheon of delusions.

That he came to be a Truther as his mental state worsened more or less speaks for itself.

 
At 03 April, 2011 14:10, Blogger Triterope said...

I liked this part:

But Snoop Dogg, despite promises, is a no-show (he was actually back in Los Angeles, performing live on stage at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards).

When a rapper would rather be on Nickelodeon than hang out with you, you are so not #winning.

 
At 07 April, 2011 05:00, Blogger Garry said...

I feel sorry for the comedian who tried to do the warm-up act. But then hopefully he'll get the word out to his peers - never, ever agree to work with Charlie Sheen.

 
At 10 April, 2011 08:10, Blogger Triterope said...

More of the same in New York:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/04/09/charlie-sheen-at-radio-city-hes-losing/?hpt=T2

 

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